This is a bracelet I purchased on Ebay with a 1/5 vvs1, F diamond (supposedly). I have a 30x loupe at home, and have looked over all my diamond band rings, earrings, pendants etc. and can find inclusions in most of the stones. I cannot see anything in this stone, so either it's fake, or I got a really, REALLY good deal on a NO Reserve auction.
Any jeweler should be able to test the diamond(s) and tell you if they are fake. I would suggest a seasoned jeweler as someone less experienced may not be able to disitnguish between real and the new, high tech fakies.
Originally posted by Shopsalott Should a consumer be able to see inclusions in a .20 VVS2 diamond with 30x magnification?
30x microscope should be easier. The jeweler could set up the angle for the best viewing. A loupe could be harder for you to use. Should be able to find it with patience. But that is a small diamond and it might be pretty tough. It would make a difference if it were a step compared to a brilliant cut. With the latter being more difficult. Are you viewing it through the pavilion or the table? Most often the latter is more difficult as well.